Team Members

Max began his Atomic journey somewhere between Yarrawonga and Tocumwal at 2.00am in the morning, travelling along the Murray Valley highway from Walla Walla to Manangatang. Tuned in to a generic pop-hits station, he envisioned the cultural impact of a show that played purely local Australian music and artists. In a similar fashion as the […]

Joshua Groch is a multiple award-winning radio presenter who is one of the longest-serving members of the Atomic Team. Hailing from Albury in regional NSW Josh has been described throughout his career as quick-witted, casual and an all-round genuine true blue Aussie bloke. Currently, Josh is one of the primary radio voices on Atomic Radio Australia and hosts multiple shows including Josh’s Jimmy Jams, The Mixed Lolly Bag and Atomic’s flagship weekly countdown show “The Atomic Countdown”. Josh is also one of the main sources of audio and video production at Atomic HQ and one of the main liaisons with business and artist’s involved in Atomic. Starting his on-air career in 2017 Josh quickly developed his on-air skills and personality at Albury’s very own community radio station (2REM) and quickly launched his own program promoting local and independent original musicians titled “The Mixed Lolly Bag”. Josh joined the Atomic team in 2018 and soon took over the main hosting duties of “The Atomic Countdown” later that year. The Atomic Countdown had gone through multiple format changes and alterations throughout its history focusing on listener engagement and increasing the quality of the show with most of those changes being attributed to Josh. The flow-on effect was the show being picked up by multiple stations around the country and contributed greatly towards winning its first National Radio award in 2019. Since the award of 2019, Josh has been involved in the launch of the Atomic Stream Space and has been a massive contributor to Atomic Radio Australia which was launched in mid-2020. This includes bringing fellow award-winning radio show “The Mixed Lolly Bag” into regular rotation as well as the introduction of Josh’s Jimmy Jams and bringing popular radio presenter Mel Naismith across to Atomic Radio Australia. With Atomic growing on a weekly basis, Josh’s role within the Atomic Team and Atomic Radio Australia will change and develop. One thing is for sure though one way or another he will continue to bring you More Music, More Musicians and More excitement across Australia’s Fastest Growing Rural and Regional music network whether that be directly or indirectly.

A close friend sent me this quote below saying it reminded her of me.  “SHE HAD A LIVELY, PLAYFUL DISPOSITON, WHICH DELIGHTED IN ANYTHING RIDICULOUS” -Jane Austen Very True and if that involved me being asked to jump out of a plane and make a fool of myself to raise awareness and money towards a […]

Joel has a long history in the Australian music industry as a songwriter touring his music for many years and achieving multiple charting and play-listed tracks on multiple stations and platforms in his travels. Growing up in the northern NSW town of Byron Bay, he was surrounded by music from a young age. During his […]

No one really knows much about Ryan… The mystery man of Atomic’s music journalism team. He is kind of like an enigma I guess you could call it… Appearing out of nowhere, like he fell from the sky with a book and pen in his hands. Ryan is a pretty closed up case. As much as we try and get in there, he is the introvert of introverts writing non-stop gold about all things old. Wise beyond his years, his experience and knowledge of historical artists from all the golden eras of Australian music is second to none. Sometimes, we don’t hear from him for weeks… Then out of the blue, extensive articles appear out of nowhere, like he has been on a month-long writing binge in the woods with a 30-year-old swag and bottle of 1920’s roaring whiskey… That man just writes like there is no tomorrow! I once heard he used to be an amplifier inspector, making sure the number ‘11’ was placed on the volume knobs in order to ensure maximum rock-ability… I also heard he once walked from outback Western Australia across the worlds harshest deserts just to ensure a local band from Tamworth got the blue M&M’s they requested on their rider… So what does he bring to the team? Well… He brings nothing really…. AND EVERYTHING all at the same time! Whoever this guy is… He is an important and integral part of the Atomic team and we bow to his abilities to produce solid historical content!

Hey! My name is Tyson. Heavy Music Lover, Host of the Circle Pit & Graphic Designer. My beginnings in music started properly back in the early 2000s. Heading out to my first gigs at local venues Wodonga Civic Centre, Retro Youth Cafe & Albury Entertainment centre. With local bands like Hollow Point, Demonic Tempest, Master Tang & Heathen Ritual capturing my mind and signalling the start of a lifelong love of the heavy side of the music industry. As time went on I became friends with these bands and slowly began looking into histing my own shows as a way to support my new friends and do all I could to give back to the community that welcomed me with open arms. In 2010 I started my first Promotion company, TwinCity Hardcore. A Website dedicated to the Albury/Wodonga Heavy music community, where bands could make profiles. Put gigs in the gig guide and interact with fans as the days of myspace started slowly dying off. Over the next year TCHC transitioned into its second phase, Homebound Promotions (or HMBND). This incarnation of my promotional side saw the first shows I ran or was associated with. Things all kicked off with an amazing house show in Lavington featuring an array of amazing local acts, and headlined by Mt Gambiers Sierra. To this day, that show holds a very cherished part of my heart. After a few years as HMBND, I paired up with a close friend and launched into phase 3. Anchors Fall Agency. The following years we worked our butts off and at the peak, we managed/booked for around 10 local and interstate acts. We ran a lot of shows around the local area, as well as diving into several associated shows down in Melbourne. We also pushed ourselves outside our comfort zone and even managed to sort out several endorsement deals for our artists. As with most things in life, Anchors Fall ran its course and Sadly we shut the doors on an amazing run. After this, I still had a lot to give to the local heavy community. So I welcomed the latest phase and launched Uprise Bookings which is still going to this day (although its a little quiet at this point as i'm very busy with other projects). While running these shows, I met a couple of amazing gentleman who I ran some show promotion with in late 2018. Little did I know, those 2 guys would manage to become some of my dearest friends to the point I joined them in their endevour as Atomic Music. 2020 brought me a lot of very alien things. Not only did I manage to go full force working with friends in a business again. I also started breaking all sorts of self confidence issues i've built up over the years. The guy who wouldnt speak to people he didnt know or have his photo taken, now hosts a radio program on Atomic Radio, and livestreams with webcam on most nights of the weak. I look forward to bringing you the best of Australian heavy music into the future and doing what i've

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